----- It's been a long time away from pals, and being essentially told there's no official help for you might lead one to re-assess things
----- Notes When You Try To Draw On Model But The Characters Look Different Every Panel But You Give Up And Post Anyways. Eh, whatever, i've subtly changed Martin's design so much since i started that he's just a dour-mooded malleable cat-person shaped blob to me at this point. I'd say the 2nd, 5th, and last Martins on this page are the most accurate to how I imagine him. The last ones on page 10 were pretty good too.
This one took a bit longer! Had a bit of burnout as a treat, but i got back into things well enough -- Also frankly I tend to have no idea what the next page is going to be whenever i finish one, which isn't uncommon for webcomics. Some ideas just come to you, sometimes you have ideas for like 3 pages in a row, but the other times you just have to work to figure out what it's gotta be.
Wanna introduce Martin's friends a bit more so this page is a potential lead-in to that, the text on the phone is meant to give a bit of character voice and personality but it might be a bit small after compression so here's the raw dialogue-- Alex: Homework given, sorry about that (9 unread) Jake: dude seriously u okay haven't seen you in forever its... (16 unread) Kyle: DUUUUUUDE YOU SEE THAT 16 TRAILER YOOOOOO... (23 unread)
That was just temp dialogue but i couldn't bring myself to change it, i just love the idea that the others are either helping or deeply concerned about Martin's wellbeing and then Kyle is just excited about JPRGs (even if it doesn't make any chronological sense lol)